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need some advice on getting around east coast

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific need some advice on getting around east coast

1. Posted by walker1234 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

hi everyone. i will be travelling to oz for the first time in march i cannot wait tho i feel i need to ask a few questions before i go jus to be on the safe side. I will be flying into sydney first and was thinking bout travelling north to brisbane, i firstly wud like to know what is the best way of travelling there bearing in mid costs etc. Also can anyone recommed any places i should visit after i only have three months in oz so i understand i will not see everything so is there anywhere i should definitely go during my stay?

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

Options are bus/train/flight, where flight is the most expensive but gets you there quicker etc. and I'm pretty sure busses are cheaper. Cairns/Darwin/Perth are quite far from eachother so if you wanna go to these places (assuming you leave from Melb/Syd/Bris) it may be better to fly. Also there's not much scenery apart form grass/desert if you cross the middle of Australia. As for specific tours/prices I'll leave it to a non-local to answer :) All of the cities on the east coast are pretty well linked for travel though

I'd suggest Sydney/Brisbane/Gold Coast/Melbourne/Cairns and then if you have spare time you might wanna check out Perth, Adelaide, Ayers rock (Uluru) or Darwin. Depends what you like though, with the last two I mentioned they are especially good to see the Indigenous Australian culture, as well as life in the desert/very hot places!

To give some info for the less obvious places: Perth shouldn't be underestimated for beaches and also has some city life, while Cairns is a more tropical area and alongside the Great Barrier Reef. Adelaide I haven't been to but it's near Kangaroo Island (wildlife) and the city still has over 1mil population.


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 25, 2008, at 9:03 PM by Erik85 ]

3. Posted by walker1234 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

i think i definitley wud like to c ayers rock think i will fly from brisbane to darwin then get a coach.
Thanks very much for your help.